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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 27 October 2020

Critter of the Week t-shirts

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1:00 Ministry of Health COVID update, LIVE

1:12 First Song

1:17 Melbourne emerges from 112 day long lock down restrictions

Dr Hassan Vally is an epidemiologist based in Melbourne. He talks to Jesse about the city's 112 day long lock down to stop the rampant spread of COVID 19 the wider region faced during a second wave of infections.

He also warns that Melbourne residents need to maintain their vigilance when it comes to hygiene and social gatherings.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 18: Streets remain empty due to the Stage 4 restrictions and curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. as part of new measures taken against the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, on September 18, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia.

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1:27 Heart foundation recommendations on red meat

The Heart Foundation has just released new recommendations on how much red meat and chicken we should be eating as part of what it calls a healthy diet,

The Foundation's Chief Advisor on Food and Nutrition, Dave Munro talks to Jesse about their recommendations and why they have changed.

50344317 - grilled beef steak with rosemary, salt and pepper on cutting board

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1:35 Bedtime stories for anxious adults

The guest programmer for this year's Word Christchurch Festival is all about bedtime stories for adults.

Ray Shipley talks to Jesse about how they have gone about collecting soothing stories for grown ups to get to get to sleep.

Ray Shipley

Ray Shipley Photo: supplied

1:50 How to Write: A CV with Jo Hampton

For today's How to Write segment, we're joined by Jo Hampton to talk about how to write a C.V. She is the director of "Successful Resumes" in Auckland. She shares her tips for writing a strong and successful C.V.

CV, resume stack, unemployment, job, job search, job loss, unemployed

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2:10 Book Critic: Robert Kelly with books for Christmas

It does feel a bit early to be talking about Christmas presents, but former bookseller Rob Kelly is in with a warning. It's not business as usual for international freight this year and that means if you want something specific for that special someone in your life, you might need to order it this week. 

Rob also has some suggestions from the list of new releases contending for the Christmas bestseller crown, along with a couple of old favourites. 


Bookshelf. Photo: 123RF

2:20 Remembering the musical nightlife of 80's Auckland

For this week's music feature, we're travelling back in time to the 1980s to explore that era's thriving music scene in Auckland.

And music writer, broadcaster, publisher, producer, and archivist, Simon Grigg, has offered to be our guide!

Simon recently set up a Facebook page called 'The lost nightlife of inner-city Auckland'.

Screaming Meemees NS Netball Hall

Screaming Meemees NS Netball Hall Photo: Murray Cammick

3:10 How Online Extremists use the internet to push violence, bigotry and misinformation

For three years, New Yorker staff writer Andrew Marantz lived in the world of trolls and white supremacists, watching them use the internet to advance their odious ideas.

He grapples with the price of free speech  and asks how social media giants like Facebook can reckon with the forces they've unleashed in his book,  Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation.

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3:30 Spoken Feature: Stand and Deliver by Ian Johnstone


3:45 The Panel with Chris Wikaira and Lynda Hallinan